Yard Ease Partners with Easter Seals Central Texas to Provide Jobs for People with Disabilities

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Partnership creates new jobs for people in need while delivering high quality lawn services for Austin residents

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Today, Broomly, an Austin-based home services company, announced a partnership between its Yard Ease customizable lawn care service and Easter Seals Central Texas, the leading nonprofit provider of services for individuals with disabilities and special needs. The partnership connects people using the Easter Seals workforce development program with Yard Ease for employment opportunities in their lawn care company.

To date, Yard Ease has created over 3,000 new job hours through the Easter Seals partnership that will continue indefinitely. Through the partnership with Easter Seals, Yard Ease provide much-needed jobs for adults with disabilities.

"At Yard Ease, we have a passion for helping the people in our community,” said Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder of Yard Ease. “We met Tod Marvin, the CEO of Easter Seals, through our investor Dan Graham and instantly, knew it would be a perfect partnership. This gave us the opportunity to create a significant number of new jobs for people in need as well as provide world-class lawn service for Austin residents."

Yard Ease provides lawn mowing, edging, and blowing services for Austin residents with lawns of all sizes. With highly trained lawn care professionals that are members of the community, Yard Ease aims to provide the best lawn care in town at an affordable price. One of the key components that sets Yard Ease apart is its flexibility and ease of scheduling that allows customers to have their lawns serviced as often as once a week, or as infrequently as once a month.

“Easter Seals is excited about this innovative partnership! Unemployment rates for people with disabilities have been double the national average for the last 50 years. Our goal is to reduce unemployment rates for people with disabilities 10% by the year 2020,” said Tod Marvin, President & CEO of Easter Seals Central Texas. “We believe it’s time we did something to change that. Together with Yard Ease, we are truly making a world of difference in our own backyard.”

Broomly launched in 2014 with the goal of making it easier and more affordable to manage and maintain a home. Founded by Matt Hawkins and Joe Shiraz, the leadership team has a passion for home service and consumer products with over 30 combined years of experience. The company operates Maids Around Town, a cleaning service operating in Austin and Houston, and Yard Ease, a lawn service operating in Austin.

About Broomly
Every day, Texas residents rely on Broomly for home cleaning and lawn care services. Founded in 2014, Broomly operates Maids Around Town and Yard Ease, with the aim to make home services easy and affordable. Broomly’s home and lawn care professionals are highly trained members of the community, and provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Learn more about Broomly at http://www.broomly.com, Maids Around Town at http://www.maidsaroundtown.com, and Yard Ease at http://www.yardease.com.

About Easter Seals Central Texas
Since 1937, Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT) has been a leading provider of patient-centered services and support for children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers. We are a locally funded and locally governed non-profit organization based in Austin and currently serving 8,500 clients in 21 Central Texas counties. ESCT envisions every person having equal access and opportunities in their community. Together, we promote independence and create opportunities for people with disabilities to pursue their hopes and dreams. For more information about Easter Seals Central Texas, please visit http://www.easterseals.com/centraltx.

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